No. 1 Arkansas wins Tyson Invitational in final home meet of season
No. 1 Arkansas, No. 5 Wisconsin, No. 9 Nebraska at Tyson Invitational
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Day two of the Arkansas Invitational was another successful day for the No. 1 Razorbacks, as they pulled together for the team win in their final indoor home meet of the season.
Defending NCAA pole vault champion Andrew Irwin competed in just his third competition of the season, as he is on the mend from a surgery this fall. Irwin won the event in dramatic fashion on a third-attempt clearance of 18-4.5, posting his best mark this season and tying the second-best mark in his career. Irwin’s mark ranks No. 3 in the nation this season.
Japeth Cato of Wisconsin cleared 18 feet, 2 1/2 inches to set a new school and personal record. Cato, who finished second in the event behind defending NCAA champion and Arkansas junior Andrew Irvin’s height of 18-4 1/2, demolished his previous-best performance, indoors or out, by almost eight inches.
The men's 4x400 meter relay team of Jake Bender, Levi Gipson, Drew Wiseman and Cody Rush broke the Nebraska school record with a time of 3:06.93 in the final race of the day to finish second as they ran to the top of the Big Ten conference and top 10 in the country.
No. 3 Oregon, No. 2 Florida, No. 6 Florida State at the Husky Invitational
SEATTLE -- Florida senior distance runner Mark Parrish crushed a 20-year-old Florida record in the men’s 5000m (13:43.15) by nearly 16 seconds at the Husky Classic.
The Oregon 4x400 team also won, finishing in 3:06.78. The quartet of Marcus Chambers, Arthur Delaney, Jack Galpin and Mike Berry is seventh in the nation this year and now owns the third-fastest time in Oregon history.
Trevor Dunbar put up a top time as well during the men’s 3,000. Dunbar took the reins approximately halfway through the race and finished third with the eighth-fastest time in the NCAA this season (7:53.13).